Tuesday, November 20, 2018

SEC Issues Fresh Demands for ICOs

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued fresh guidelines that require ICOs to register with the regulatory body where failure to comply will attract...

Japan’s FSA to Regulate Crypto Wallets

The Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s monetary regulator, has announced that it’s working on a regulatory framework to govern crypto wallets. Recently, the country granted...

FinCEN Issues Crypto Rules on Real Estate Purchases

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released a statement that touches on various real estate matters including purchasing property using cryptocurrencies. According to the...

IRS To Leap Big from Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

NODE40, leading crypto taxation experts, have revealed that the US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) could collect upwards of $100 million within two days of...

Malaysian Legislator Calls for Better Regulation Ahead of Harapan Coin

A Malaysian legislator is calling for better crypto regulation by the government before it embarks on Harapan Coin (HRP) project. HRP is a crypto...

Philippine Central Bank to Study Crypto Before Regulating

In an interview published on Cryptovest, the Philippine Central Bank (CB) Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo has stated that the CB would carefully study cryptocurrencies...

EtherDelta Fines Keep Crypto Community on Edge

The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission charged decentralized exchange EtherDelta founder Zachary Coburn yesterday for operating an unregistered securities exchange, fining him around $400,000. The...

Korean Bar Association Urges Crypto Regulation

The Korean Bar Association (KBA) has urged the government to implement a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies as soon as possible, enabling the development of...

French Finance Committee Accepts Crypto Tax Bill

The Finance Committee in the lower house of the French National Assembly has accepted a draft proposal that seeks to amend the current tax...

Thailand’s Deputy PM Wants Tighter Regulations on Crypto

Wissanu Krea-ngam, Thailand’s deputy Prime Minister, has called for tighter regulations on cryptocurrency trading. He was speaking at a Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit where he called...

Mauritius Considering Licensing Crypto Custodians

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) of Mauritius is considering licensing cryptocurrency custodians and has issued a draft of its proposed regulations. The draft will...

People’s Bank of China Warns against Blockchain Investment Bubble

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has warned governments and investors against getting caught up in the blockchain investment ‘bubble’. In a working paper issued...

Abu Dhabi Securites Exchange Issues Crypto Thought Paper

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) has released a thought paper touching on cryptocurrencies and the use of blockchain technology to issue cryptocurrencies. The paper...

Texas Regulator Suspends AWS Mining Company

Texas State Securities Board has issued a cease and desist order to AWS Mining PTY Ltd, an Australian mining firm, on the basis of...

SEC Now Shifts Focus to Crypto Project Advisors

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has shifted its focus to the ever growing list of advisers working on crypto projects. According to...

Thailand’s Revenue Department Turns to Blockchain

The Thailand Revenue Department has decided to use blockchain technology to help track down tax defaulters in the country and improve tax filings by...

FINMA’s Stern Advice to Swiss Banks on Crypto

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority , FINMA, has asked banks in the country to treat cryptocurrency assets as high risk and should give...

Taiwan Amends AML and CFT Laws for Exchanges

Taiwan has passed amended anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CFT) laws to place additional requirements on cryptocurrency exchanges. The new regulations have...

New Zealand Bans Three Crypto Exchanges

The New Zealand financial regulator, Financial Markets Authority (FMA), has added three more crypto exchanges into its whistle blowing website for engaging in online...

Brazil’s Regulator Publishes Draft on Crypto Taxation

Brazil’s Department of Federal Revenue, the country’s financial regulator, has published draft requirements governing crypto trading in the country. According to the report, the body...

Black Rock Won’t Offer ETF until Industry is Legit

Larry Fink, the CEO of Black Rock, stated that the firm wouldn’t offer any crypto Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) until the industry was legitimate. Black...

New York Awards BitLicense to Coinsource

Bitcoin ATM operator Coinsource has received the BitLicense provided by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), after three years of applications. The...

Hong Kong Unveils Regulations for Crypto Exchange Funds

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has unveiled its regulatory framework defining the requirements for virtual asset portfolio managers and fund distributors....

SFC Publishes Regulatory Guidelines for Virtual Assets

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued regulatory guidelines governing virtual assets in Hong Kong. In a press statement released today, SFC noted with...

Russian Industrialist Union to Set Up Arbitration Body for Crypto Disputes

The Russian Union of Industrialists through the Arbitration Center has created a board to listen and mediate disputes relating to digital instruments including cryptocurrencies. According...

Indian Government May Push Proposal to Ban Use of Private Crypto

Arun Jaitley, India’s finance minister, chaired the 19th sitting of the Fiancial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) where matters touching on cryptocurrencies were discussed. According...

UK Cryptoassets Taskforce Wants Crypto Regulation Changes

The UK Cryptoassets Taskforce has proposed changes to crypto regulation and admits that it has concern over how virtual assets are traded. The taskforce ...

UK Fintech Industry Slams “Bad Regulations”

The UK fintech industry has reacted to proposed government regulation regarding cryptocurrencies, which it says centers its proposals mainly around Bitcoin (BTC). A report...

Russian Legislator Wants FATF to Control Crypto Exchange

A Russian government legislator was quoted saying that the Finacial Action Task Force (FATF) should adopt control over crypto activities such as the exchange...

Taiwanese Legislator Makes a Proposal for Token Sales

Jason Hsu, dubbed crypto congressman, has continued to make a case and push for appropriate regulation that will guide issuing of tokens by crypto...

Chinese Court: “Bitcoin Protected by Law”

A case involving a dispute regarding the transfer of Bitcoin (BTC) has ended with the Chinese court ruling that Chinese law does not forbid...

Crypto Companies Reach Out to Germany’s Lawmakers

Two German companies, Neufund and Freigeist VC, have called on the country’s lawmakers to quickly come up with regulations governing cryptocurrencies in the country. The...

Ukranian Draft Bill Proposes Tax Holiday to Crypto Traders

A draft bill proposing a tax holiday to crypto traders in Ukraine has been put forth by Yuri Derevyanko to the Ukranian parliament. If the...

SETL Obtains License to Run Central Securities Depository

SETL, an infrastructure provider based in the UK, has been granted a licence by French regulators to run a blockchain-based central securities depository...

Ashton Kutcher’s, Unikrn, Wins Crypto Betting Licence

Unikrn, an e-sports crypto betting platform, has been awarded a license by Isle of Man to carry out its operations. The firm, affiliated to Mark...

Breaking: Japan Grants Crypto Industry Self-Regulatory Status

The Japanese Financial Services Agency has formally issued approval for a self-regulating cryptocurrency industry, by enabling the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association (JVCEA) to...

Taiwan To Issue New ICO Regulations

Taiwan is preparing to issue new ICO regulations and will make investing as easy as investing in stocks, according to Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)...

Unocoin BTC ATM Seized, Founder Arrested

Unocoin, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, had installed India’s first Bitcoin ATM in Bengaluru earlier this month, arguing that the ATM has no bearing on...

Mandatory KYC for Chinese Blockchain Users?

Chinese users may have to submit KYC information before using blockchain-based information services, according to proposed new regulations. Users will have to provide real...

Globally Applicable Crypto Rules Needed – Circle CEO

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has asked G20 leaders to create globally applicable cryptocurrency laws, stating that this would normalize the industry. He has stated...

China Publishes Draft Report to Regulate Blockchain Startups

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the Chinese internet censor, has released a draft policy document with regulations governing blockchain ventures. The state body is seeking...

International AML-Watchdog to Release Rules for Crypto

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international money laundering watchdog agency has stated that it will be releasing laws for cryptocurrencies during the...

SEC Launches FinTech Hub to Assist ICOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has announced the launched Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to help financial companies to navigate...

Crypto Hedge Fund Fined $2.5 Million

Gelfman Blueprint Inc. and its CEO, Nicholas Gelfman, have been slapped with a $2.5 million penalty by a New York court for operating a...

Japan to Simplify Crypto Tax Filing System

Japan’s Tax Commission, the government agency that guides policy on taxation, is looking into ways of simplifying the current tax system governing cryptocurrencies to...

EU Publishes Guidance for Blockchain Firms

The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum has published a guidance on how blockchain companies can avoid violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),...
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